Home Remodeling Augusta GA

Remodeling your home can be both a stressful and exciting decision, but with the right information it can go smoother than you expected, and you will end up with a new look that you love.

It’s important to understand that home remodeling and home renovation are two different services. In a home remodeling job, the outer appearances will be changed in rooms such as the bathroom or kitchen. But structural work, such as replacing piping, is not done, as that usually falls under home renovation. A renovation job is focused on repairing and fixing, whereas remodeling is about updating. Be sure to let your contractor know if you have any concerns about pipes or other foundational work.

Designs You Love

The fun part of a home remodeling project is deciding on what look you will want. Do you want a more modern look, or prefer a classic style? How do you want to feel when you walk into your home? These questions can lead you to answers that will help you decide on colors, styles, and finishes you will want in the rooms you remodel.

You may also want to consider how much space you currently have. Some designs may take up less space, opening up the room to feel bigger. But if you’re looking to add shelves or cabinet space to a room, such as a kitchen or a bathroom, then you will want to consider what designs will meet your needs. 

Don’t forget about custom pieces that can be made and installed in your home. From irregularly-shaped rooms to unused corners, there are a variety of reasons why homeowners would want a custom design in their homes. Talk to your builder about your ideas and concerns.

Licenses and Legal Requirements

According to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) Sections 43-41-1 through 43-41-17, all general contractors must hold a license in order to conduct their business. So you will want to ask your contractor to see their license and verify that it is indeed valid. This is the only way you know that the work being done is legal and that all required codes and regulations will be followed on the state and local level. Besides that, they will also often be in charge of hiring subcontractors. Some, such as plumbers and HVAC technicians, are also required to hold licenses, while others, such as handymen, are not. A licensed contractor will not only know what credentials to ask for in subcontractors but may have acquired a network of reliable, skilled workers who they have a solid relationship with. 

Customer Satisfaction and Communication

A company that takes pride in their work is not going to hide anything from you. From consistent communication and updates, to all important agreements and estimates in writing, a great builder will ensure that you are happy with the work as it is being done. Most home remodeling work can be done within a few days or even up to a week, though some projects may last longer. It may be a major inconvenience for you as workers are in your house during the remodeling, so you want to pick a company you can trust.